I am glad that flippa shutdown this auction:
as it fails some basic check. I cannot believe that people have bid upto $7k on this auction. The seller apparently has cancer.
"She was just recently diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma,Wow sounds really scary.
Here are the basic steps that I took to verify the site.
1. Always check the buyer background and history
I looked at the buyers profile.
Hmmm. Lots of other associated accounts. I went through all the accounts associated and the listings that they have had.
2. Dig a bit deeper
One of the user is webdorkette
who is associated with another account webdesign12
and you see the site that they have listed for sale
It is the same template, with similar pricing structure. Coincidence?
3. Analyze writing pattern
Look at the sellers general tone of voice here:
compare it to the tone of voice here:
I leave it to you to make the conclusion :-)
Of course hindsight is 20/20 and it is easy to spot it after the account has been suspended.
I am interested to know other flippa auctions that didn't pass the sniff test.